Due to the predominately rural nature of our municipality, Wellington Shire Council nominates dog on lead areas, rather than dog off lead areas. Apart from the nominated areas listed below, dogs can be exercised without leads, provided they remain in the effective control of the person walking them.
Designated Dog On-Lead Areas
All dogs are required to be placed on a lead at all times in the following areas unless otherwise specified. If you are found to have your dog off the lead in the areas listed below, you may be issued with a penalty notice as follows:
George Street, Temple Street, Lions Park
Lions Park (Playground area)
Johnson Street (Between Foster and McMillan Streets), Fred Drury Reserve, Johnson Street (Lions Park playground area), Macalister Swamp Reserve area (Flora and Fauna risk)
Sale Pedestrian Mall, Raymond Street (Between Stawell and Foster Streets), Cunninghame Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), Macarthur Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), Macalister Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), York Street (Between Foster and Stawell Streets), Sale Botanic Gardens, Lake Guthridge Reserve, Lake Guyatt Environmental Playspace, Port of Sale Reserve (During market operational times only), Lake Guthridge and Guyatt walking tracks (flora and fauna risk), Lions Park
Seaspray Foreshore Playground (Northwest below the Surf Life Saving Club), Memorial Park